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Saturday Finds

October 18, 2008

Nikon Small World Competition

Click on the picture below to see the winners of this year’s photomicrography competition on the Nikon Small World website. This picture is by Michael Stringer, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, United Kingdom.

Pleurosigma (marine diatoms) (200x)

This site is full of amazing and inspiring images for artists. Thanks for the tip, Dina!

Biodegradable Clear Bags for Photographs and Other Works On Paper

I have ordered clear bags for my works on paper from ClearBags.com in the past and have been happy with the products. Now they are offering a new, biodegradable clear bag. Now that’s a great idea. They’re also a one-stop shop for not only bags, but mats and backing boards. You might also like to check out some of their other products of interest to artists, such as printing papers, creative packaging, greeting card blanks and envelopes, and even the clear plastic boxes to display them.

Origami Boxes

Click anywhere on the pictures below and you will be taken to a wonderful fantasy world, The Origami Resource Center,  where instructions for everything from origami boxes to dollar bill origami to tea bag folding should tempt you to try your hand at one of these designs. The only origami I’ve ever done has been a fancy napkin fold. But I’d like to try some of these boxes. With a holiday season coming up in which we are all probably going to be looking for something small but meaningful, what a beautiful way to present a gift.

And finally, Choose Your Weapon

Lucha Workshop is run by two artists (Christina and Ronnie) in Miami. They design, screenprint and make all their items, each of which is made to order. Click on the image above for more details about this T-Shirt and to see the rest of their incredibly hip and cool stuff.

Have a creative Saturday!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 19, 2008 4:13 am

    Synchronicity – it has to be my word for the day, again. Do you find it happens to you? You see or read something once then it keeps popping up? I do. I could not believe my eyes when I read your post; marine diatoms. I’ve just finished reading Kathy Reich’s book “Bones to ashes” and one of the forensic tools they use is the analysis of marine diatoms. I bet tomorrow at work someone asks me about diatoms, or I stumble across some article on them. The internet connects us in such amazing ways…

  2. October 19, 2008 2:44 pm

    Cath, in a word . . . Yes!! All the time. Isn’t it a wonderful thing?

  3. October 20, 2008 10:11 pm

    These are very cool and fun finds. I have one that I created via my own frustrations of ‘what to do’- want something cool to put it in. Dina was my stimulus.

    And speaking of stimulus, what’s our next Challenge theme. Any Bull Skullish-like ideas? (Remember- Don’t announce it on your blog.)

    Vikki

  4. October 21, 2008 7:30 pm

    Thanks for the link to the eco bags on clearbags. I need to put in a new order and I will certainly be switching to those!

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